You see, at the start I knew I did not just want to throw together a collection of very tiny stories.
In the end, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party delegates decided to throw their backing to ... no one.
All you need to do is throw the can into hot water, let it simmer for a minute or two, open the can, and voilà!
The point has never been to throw the phone out the window.
Haaretz's Amira Hass wrote an Op-Ed supporting Palestinians' right to throw stones.
I would like to throw out all my heart to Leonard on such an afternoon as this.
He said, 'throw your handkerchief to whichever of us you love.'
No; there was only one way, and it was this—he would rob me and throw me out of the train.
He will throw himself into Clarissa's presence in the woodhouse.
What say you to young Lloyd—he lives within a stone's throw.
"to project, propel," c.1300, from Old English þrawan "to twist, turn writhe" (past tense þreow, past participle þrawen), from Proto-Germanic *thræ- (cf. Old Saxon thraian, Middle Dutch dræyen, Dutch draaien, Old High German draen, German drehen "to turn, twist;" not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *tere- "to rub, turn, rub by turning, bore" (cf. Sanskrit turah "wounded, hurt," Greek teirein "to rub, rub away," Latin terere "to rub, thresh, grind, wear away," Old Church Slavonic tiro "to rub," Lithuanian trinu "to rub," Old Irish tarathar "borer," Welsh taraw "to strike").
Not the usual Old English word for "to throw" (weorpan, related to warp (v.) was common in this sense). The sense evolution may be via the notion of whirling a missile before throwing it. The sense of "put by force" (e.g. throw in jail) is first recorded 1560; that of "to confuse, flabbergast" is from 1844; that of "lose deliberately" is from 1868.
To throw the book at (someone) is 1932, from notion of judge sentencing a criminal from a law book full of possible punishments. To throw (one's) hat in the ring "issue a challenge," especially to announce one's candidacy, first recorded 1917. To throw up "vomit" is first recorded 1732.
"act of throwing," 1520s, from throw (v.). Wrestling sense is first attested 1819.